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Visiting Australia in May

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Australia. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia though some people may prefer warmer water.

Consider visiting Australia in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Australia in May?

Yes, May is a good time for sunbathing in Australia.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

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Can you swim in Australia in May?

Yes, May is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia with moderate sea temperatures 21°C (69°F).

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Is May a good time to holiday in Australia?

Yes, May is a good time for a holiday in Australia.

May has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (70°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day. May has total rainfall of 9.3cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Australia. Sea temperatures are a moderate 21°C (69°F). May is a pleasant month for swimming in Australia though some people may prefer warmer water.

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Is Australia warm in May?

Yes, Australia is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in May.

The average maximum temperature in Australia in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (75°) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in May is 16°C (61°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Australia in May?

The average day light hours per day in Australia in May are 10.5. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Australia in May

The average maximum temperature in Australia in May is 21°C (70°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (75°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Australia in May is 16°C (61°F). The average temperature is 19°C (66°F) in the previous month and 14°C (57°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Australia in May is 12°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 10°C (50°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Australia in May

During May the average day light hours are 10.5 per day in Australia. The sunshine percentage is 57% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.0 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Australia in May is typically 4.4 during May. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Australia in May

The average sea water temperature in Australia in May is 20.6°C (69.1°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Australia in May

The average total rainfall in Australia in May is 9.3cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 11.3 rainy days in May making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Australia in May

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Australia in May is 13°C (55°F) which is very comfortable. The dew point is 15°C (59°F) in the previous month and 11°C (11°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Australia in May is typically 84.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.8% in the previous month and 85% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Australia in May is typically 67.3%. The average relative humidity is 66.4% in the previous month and 68.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Australia in May

The average maximum wind speed in Australia in May is typically 24KM/H (15MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 25KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Australia in May is typically 14KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 14KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Australia in May is from the South West.

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